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A Fine Time for a King Cake!

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From friends yesterday, Super Bowl & Mardi Gras!

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texasstar7

Okay, I'll send them your way, Mimi! We were pigs and ate it all!

mipahollo1

Good thing I have one here. And will probably have several more before Mardi Gras. Also I have to go to the bakery tomorrow and ship one to my daughter in IL, and son in MO.

texasstar7

Hey, sorry, girls, there's none left for you! Next year, okay?

puzzeljac

Tex I just agree with Chook. Thanks

chookies

Thanks for the explanation, tex, I wasn't so sure what a King Cake was myself. I don't suppose you left me a slice to try?

texasstar7

RR, you are far from ignorant! I should have remembered what a wide audience we have here on Jigidi! Isn't it wonderful?

robryan

Thanks tex! I don't feel so ignorant now!!

texasstar7

My pleasure, Warbler. Sorry we ate it all!

warbler

Its a new one for me and its all gone? Well next time I'll sure be quicker. Thanks Tex.

texasstar7

"In the United States, Carnival is traditionally observed in the Southeastern region of the country, particularly in New Orleans, Mobile, AL, other towns and cities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on the southeast Texas island of Galveston, and Louisiana. In this region, the king cake is closely associated with Mardi Gras traditions and is served throughout the Carnival season, which lasts from Epiphany Eve to Fat Tuesday." From Wikipedia. Other countries use it for celebration of the Epiphany, too. Mardi Gras is really huge in Louisiana, especially New Orleans. The cake is very sugary, and a baby symbolizing Christ (thus the name, King's Cake) is in the center of the cake. Whoever gets it is said to have good luck for the coming year. I hope I got all that right and that it helps! I need to remember that other countries do not celebrate the same things we do here!

robryan

What's the story behind the King cake tex!! I haven't heard of it before.

texasstar7

Laurajane, it's all gone now! Didn't last long. Thanks LBC, I love Mardi Gras too, at least the spirit of it, I've never been. Chickie, not sure why, but your comment reminded me of that puzzle that PG did with a fence for teeth! Thanks, everyone for stopping by.

chickiemama

Better take those beads off of there before you take a bite. The rubber baby can do enough damage.

What I love about Mardi Gras is that it means things are now moving very quickly toward spring!! And I do have a thing for the beads. LOL.

laurajane

Scrumptious! Thanks, tex. Just send it on up to Litchfield, IL.

texasstar7

And delicious, too!

PLG1958

Wild! :)

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